Jets would seek 1st-, 3rd-round pick for Adams

Tanya Simon
May 23, 2020

Unfortunately for NY, a team like the Dallas Cowboys is not going to part with significant draft compensation unless Adams is signed to a long-term deal.

Safety Jamal Adams wants a new contract, and it's raised questions about his future. Adams is due to make $3.5 million in 2020.

Conversely, the Jets don't feel there's a sense of urgency because they have Adams under team control for at least two years; they also have the option of the franchise tag in 2022.

It's not clear whether Adams would agree to continue playing on his rookie deal for a trade suitor, although that could be part of the conversation if a cap-strapped team inquires.

Adams poses at this year's Pro Bowl his second successive appearance
Adams poses at this year's Pro Bowl his second successive appearance

More than half of the NFL's teams have contacted the Jets about a potential trade, according to ESPN, and Adams is reportedly open to a trade if he doesn't get an extension from his current team.

Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and Adams will stay with the Jets. Adams, who is now eligible for a contract extension, wants a new deal immediately, but NY - which has at least two years of club control left, not including a potential franchise tag in 2022 - wants to wait.

What is clear is that the Jets are not interested in setting a sizable precedent by extending Adams after his third National Football League season. He's been paid $18.75 million since being selected by the Jets sixth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. He recorded 75 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in 14 games. The Adams camp is upset, claiming the Jets are dragging their feet. Jets ownership hasn't forgotten that experience, having walked away from it feeling burned.

Adam is skipping the Jets' virtual off-season and posted an update of him working out privately on Instagram, with the caption: "Winning has a price".

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